A REDDITCH nursery has been praised by a mum after raising £900 for Birmingham Children's Hospital.

Rachel Pierpoint's son attends the Raggamuffins Nursery in Birmingham Road.

Oliver Pierpoint, who is three years old, was born with Down's Syndrome and CKD, which means he cannot speak.

The nursery held a raffle, cake sale and did a sponsored cycle ride equivalent of the distance between Redditch and Paris on an exercise bike to raise funds for the hospital.

Rachel said: "Today I was blown away by how amazing and inclusive this nursery is.

"To say there were tears by many parents/grandparents is an understatement.

"Birmingham Children’s Hospital is extremely close to my heart as Oliver has been under their care since birth and will be until adulthood."

As well as the sponsored event, the nursery taught all the children the Down's Syndrome song A Thousand Years using the Makaton symbols and sign system.

Rachel said: "None of us parents knew this. It was such a beautiful surprise as this is Oliver’s favourite song but watching all his friends in the pre-school class do it was like winning the lottery!

"There are truly no words for a magical moment like today and I just would like to thank them for allowing everyone to be in Oliver's world."